Part 1 - 1817-1839 | Part 2 - 1839-1851 | Part 3 - 1851-1869 | Part 4 - 1870-1878

The Reverend W.B. Clarke

Calendar of Correspondence

Part 1 - The English Years 1817 - 1839

All correspondence is inwards to Clarke (WBC) unless otherwise indicated. The majority of the correspondence is to be found amongst the Clarke family papers and other collections in the Mitchell Library and Dixson Library, Sydney. Entries marked with an asterisk *' are items of correspondence involving Clarke but not necessarily addressed to him. An entry with a question mark ?' indicates some doubt exists regarding the precise date or authorship of the letter. Historical annotations of a personal nature are also included. Items marked with a hash # are transcribed and reproduced in Ann Moyal, The Web of Science , 2003.


1817

The Reverend W.B. Clarke, circa 1839, shortly after his arrival in New South Wales. Pencil sketch, Mitchell Library, Sydney.

January - W.B. Clarke enters Jesus College , Cambridge , as an undergraduate.

1819

22 April - Johann Wahlner

1820

W.B. Clarke visits the Lake district of Westmoreland and Cumberland , and the Isle of Man.

1821

W.B. Clarke attains a Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge , and is made a deacon of Norwich Cathedral. He also visits the coalfields of Staffordshire and Derbyshire during this year.

Charles B. Tayler

1822

W.B. Clarke visits the Lake district and North Wales.

15 November - C.G. Pocklington

1823

Rev. William Trollope

26 January - Henry Worthington

28 January - Rev. William Trollope

2 February - Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich

20 February - Charles B. Tayler

12 March - Henry Worthington

17 March - Charles B. Tayler

18 March - ? Isaacson

19 March - Thomas Turner

22 March - T. Harral

20 April - L.C. Humpey

22 April - Charles B. Tayler

27 April - James Bird

6 May - James Bird

12 May - Charles B. Tayler

18 May - E.I. Lockwood

25 May - W.B. Clarke is ordained as a priest. During this year he also visits the Chalk, Oolitic and Tertiary districts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

4 June - William Fletcher

7 June - T. Harral

11 June - T. Harral

17 June - Rev. William Trollope

23 June - T. Harral

26 June - Thomas Turner

24 August - Charles B. Tayler

27 August - Charles B. Tayler

3 September - T. Harral

4 September - Allan Cunningham

7 September - James Bird

October - Charles B. Tayler

1 October - W.T.S. Daniel

9 October - Charles B. Tayler

21 October - James Bird

23 October - Henry Worthington

27 October - Rev. William Trollope

1 November - William Daniel

5 November - T. Harral

14 November - James Everett

30 November - Rev. William Trollope

13 December - T. Harral

17 December - James Bird

24 December - Thomas Turner

1824

W.B. Clarke attains a Master of Arts from Cambridge. He also visits the Chalk districts of Sussex and Normandy during this year.

1825

W.B. Clarke visits the central and southern parts of France , the Alps , and northern Italy.

1826

W.B. Clarke visits the Netherlands. He is also made a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

6 April - Jacques Baader

11 May - Sir Stamford Raffles to WBC

1827

W.B. Clarke visits the Netherlands , the Rhenish, Prussia , and Holland.

3 April - Bouillett

6 April - Jacques Baader

26 April - Lubeck Naturalien-Comptoir

30 April - Theodore Monticelli

13 May - Theodore Monticelli

25 May - Rev. William Trollope

13 July - Gustav Wetzler

27 August - William Barker

2 September - Perry Russell

17 September - William Barker

28 September - Magazine of Minerals , Heidelberg

28 September - Gustav Wetzler

12 November - A. Biddell

1828

W.B. Clarke visits Belgium , the Ardennes , and the Tertiary districts of Nassau.

13 January - George Waller

1 March - Jacques Baader

12 April - Theodore Monticelli

12 September - Christian Remembrancer

29 September - Robert George Browne

5 October - Unidentified

24 November completes article for the Magazine of Natural History

1829

Mr William Clarke, father of W.B., dies at the age of 62 and his son takes over the East Bergholt School. W.B. Clarke also visits the volcanic districts of the Rhine and Moselle , during this year, completing also a survey of the counties of Suffolk , Norfolk , and Essex commenced in 1827.

4 January - W.B. Hocker

2 February - I. Blanco White

26 March - Gustav Wetzler

30 March - R.C. Taylor

18 August - Gustav Wetzler

3 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

22 September - Gustav Wetzler

5 October - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

16 October - I. Frank

4 November - Gustav Wetzler

8 December - I. Frank

1830

Clarke visits the Chalk districts and older formations of the frontiers of France and Belgium.

c.1830 - Miss Sophia Barker (5)

15 March - T.L. Wolff

16 March - I. Frank

1 April - T.L. Wolff

19 May - C.B. Godfrey

1 June - I.C. Hughes

7 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

13 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

16 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

21 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

30 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1 October - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

14 December - James Gill

24 December - J. Livingston Jay

1831

3 February - W.B. Clarke resigns as headmaster of the East Bergholt School. During this year he also carries out geological studies in Dorsetshire and the west of England , along with visits to Brussels and Antwerp.

James Gill (?)

9 February - Miss Sophia Barker

15 February - Joshua Rowley

19 February - Rev. William Trollope

25 February - James Gill

1 March - Miss Sophia Barker

5 March - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

7 March - Miss Sophia Barker

22 March - James Gill

28 March - John Barker

28 March - James Gill

26 April - Miss Sophia Barker

29 April - James Gill

13 May - Unidentified

13 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History , from Brussels

20 May - Henry Miller

7 June - James Gill

9 June - Miss Sophia Barker

28 June - Miss Sophia Barker

28 June - James Gill

30 June - Miss Sophia Barker

July - James Gill

1 July - Eliza Jenkins

14 July - George Delmar

14 July - I. Tillbrook

15 July - Miss Sophia Barker

15 July - Mr Jenkins

19 July - James Gill

22 July - I. Tillbrook

26 July - Eliza Jenkins

28 July - James Gill

1 August - Mr Jenkins

2 August - Miss Sophia Barker (2)

6 August - Mrs Gill

12 August - Miss Sophia Barker

12 August - George Delmar

13 August - John Barker

17 August - John Barker

22 August - I. Tillbrook

30 August - Miss Sophia Barker*

c.30 August - Miss Sophia Barker*

2 September - I. Tillbrook

5 September - Miss Sophia Barker

7 September - Rev. William Trollope *

10 September - Rev. William Trollope *

11 September - Rev. William Trollope *

13 September - Mr Jenkins

14 September - John Barker

14 September - Rev. William Trollope *

15 September - John Barker (2)

15 September - Henry Miller (2)

15 September - Rev. William Trollope *

21 September - Rev. William Trollope *

25 September - Rev. William Trollope *

8 October - C.I. Hoare

15 October - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History , from Brussels

21 November - George Delmar

10 December - George Delmar

28 December - Carter Ashley

1832

3 January - Clarke marries Maria Stather, and during the year applies (unsuccessfully) for the position of Professor of English Literature at King's College, Cambridge. W.B. Clarke also carries out studies in Dorsetshire, the Isle of White, Sussex , and the south-west of England.

2 February - George Delmar

4 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

12 June - W.J. Hall

6 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

8 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

13 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

28 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

27 November - Robert Weston

18 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

21 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

22 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1833

W.B. Clarke studies the coral beds, etc., of the Boulonnais. He is also installed as incumbent at St Mary Longfleet, Poole , where he remained until January 1839.

c1833 - John Bishopp

9 January - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

2 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

4 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

5 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

11 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

21 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

23 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

31 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

13 June? - Allardyce

17 June - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

July - Review for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

2 July - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

August - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

24 August - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

12 September - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

25 September - St Mary's, Longfleet, consecrated.

1834

10 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

4 March - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

3 April - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

13 April - Psalmody

10 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

16 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

9 June - Henry T. Clarke

8 August - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

9 August - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

13 October - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

November - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

6 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

15 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

31 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1835

W.B. Clarke carries out geological studies in the north of France.

14 May - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

18 June - Articles for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (2)

10 July - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

22 July - Robert G. Longburne

24 October - Nathan Drake

19 November - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

28 November - John Denson

28 November - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1836

W.B. Clarke carries out geological studies on the Channel Islands and the Isle of Portland.

1 May - George Slater

14 August - H.N. Daniels

27 August - Felix Forley

22 October - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

24 October - Sir R.I. Murchison #

24 October - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

c.23 December - H.N. Daniels

23 December - Sir R.I. Murchison #

1837

W.B. Clarke carries out geological studies of the New Red Sandstone districts of Staffordshire, Cheshire , and Lancashire.

18 January - Reads article to the Geological Society of London

21 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

8 March - Reads article to the Geological Society of London

7 April - W.N. Ponsonby

11 April - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

13 April - C.B. Godfrey

13 April - Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Stafford

19 April - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

21 April - Reads article to the Geological Society of London

26 April - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1 August - Made a Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury

1 August - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

2 November - W. Marsh

15 November - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

5 December - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1838

W.B. Clarke carries out geological studies of the Silurian Old Red Sandstone and coal districts of Shropshire , Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, and South Wales.

c.1838 - John Tyrrell

c.1838 - C. Festing

8 February - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

1 March - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

10 April - Article for The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

12 October - Sir R.I. Murchison

21 November - James Cotton Powell

26 November - Edward Denison, Bishop of Salisbury

26 November - W.N. Ponsonby

27 November - C.R. Roper

27 November - Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Stafford

27 November - WBC to Adam Sedgwick {Cambridge University Library} #

2 December - John Beaumont

3 December - R.I. Murchison to P.P. King re WBC

6 December - C.I. Hoare

6 December - D. Manley

6 December - I. Stather

10 December - Ernest Hawkins

10 December - Rev. Adam Sedgwick #

12 December - J.C. Louden *

13 December - Alex Smith

17 December - Edward Denison, Bishop of Salisbury *

17 December - Mary Anne Duningham*

17 December - Sir R.I. Murchison #

17 December - T.B. Murray

18 December - I. Spooner

19 December - J.C. Louden

20 December - W.B. Hocker

26 December - W.T.S. Daniel

26 December - C.R. Roper

28 December - I.H. Alt

29 December - Edward Denison, Bishop of Salisbury

1839

c.1839 - B. Olivay Wilson

1 January - W.T.S. Daniel

2 January - I.H. Ridout

2 January - I. Spooner

5 January - W.N. Welch

7 January - Edward Doughty

7 January - Henry J. Evans

10 January - E.L. Herrick

18 January - John Beaumont

22 January - W.B. Clarke and family leave England aboard the Roxburgh Castle. They stop over at Table Bay , Cape Town , from 28 March - c2 April. William is very sick for the remainder of the voyage.


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